WESTLAKE G.C. - 05/13/2021: With a Par 3 temporarily replacing the Par 5 original 6th Hole we actually played this course as a Par 65 this day. Apparently their overall plan is to replace the Par 3, #9, the scenic water hole, by splitting Par 5, #6 into a Par 4 and a Par 3. However this day #9 still played as one of our Designated Birdie holes which Tom Abraham took full advantage of by dropping in a dandy deuce to commandeer the entire $68 in the Designated Birdies pot. Another 14 players also finished in the money including Tom Knickerbocker's $33 gleaned from his tie for Porter Low Gross, another tie for Partners 3rd, and a shared Blind Draw Birdie. Ted Winship stole $30 by winning Low Net and Partners with a ridiculous Net 53! John Moskoff earned $29 from a pair of 2nd Places in Net & Partners and one of the shared Blind Birdies. Craig Fehrman's solo mark was 1st Place in Low Putts that paid out $24. Bruce Simon tied for Porter Low Gross and picked up a Partners 2nd Place for a $21 take. Tony Giapapas and Marilou Miller joined the shared Birdie Brigade to each pocket $16. A tie for 2nd in both Low Net & Low Putts paid out $12 to Jimmy Dodds. Low Round of the Day was a sensational one-under-par 64 Gross posted by Ron Troncatty to win the Super Low Gross by 7 shots and a Partners 3rd, earning just a paltry $10 when his birdies all went "unplucked". Joltin' Joe Cala matched that $10 take with his Partners First Place. Meanwhile Mike Belson's resume sported ties for Net 2nd & Partners 3rd worth $9, while Gordon Crook got $5 for Low Putts runner-up, and Brian Oblak $4 for Super Gross runner-up. By joining the tie for Partners 3rd Place, Miguel Romero pocketed Two Bucks.
VICTORIA LAKES G.C. - 05/20/2021: Our Net Scoring results were certainly a whole lot better than this same day's totals put up at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and certainly a whole lot faster than those Pros' 5hr 31min rounds! So don't say the Thursday Group are "Pokey-Joes". Bruce Simon's $59 winnings topped the money list with a win in Low Putts, a tie for Porter Low Gross, and a solo birdie award. Brian Oblak won Super Low Gross with the only score in the 70s plus two helpings of the Birdie Booty to pocket $58. Miguel Romero's $41 take listed 1st Places in both Porter Low Gross(tied) & Partners along with 2nd Places in Low Putts & Low Net. First Places in both Low Net & Partners paid out $27 to Ted Winship, while Tom Abraham repeated his previous week's solo birdie act to earn a single payout of $26. The Partners 2nd Place paid out $10 to Val Mayer and a tie for 2nd Low Net sent $9 to Mike Belson. Jimmy Dodds and Tom Knickerbocker were paired up in Partners 2nd Place worth Four Bucks apiece and Ron Troncatty's Super Gross runner-up produced only a token Two Bucks.
OLIVAS LINKS G.C. - 05/27/2021: We did it! Our official 2020-2021 Season concluded with this outing. In spite of all the "Covid Regs" and adjustments to our normal lifestyle this past year we still managed to schedule 50 weekly league events but actually played only 47 due to 2 Rain-Outs and 1 scheduling mishap. On this day Bob Stone's $50 topped the money winners list with First Places in both Porter Low Gross & Partners and a solo birdie award. Pat Gallagher also claimed some solo birdie booty and tied for Low Net to pickup $42. Miguel Romero joined the solo birdie brigade and tied for 2nd Low Putts to pocket $34. The final birdie award worth $30 found John Moskoff's wallet. Teddy Winship tied for Low Net and partnered up in 1st Place with Mr. Stone to earn $23. This day's Low Putts was posted by Member Qualifier Tom Malmlund for an $18 take. Joe Cala turned a pair of 3rd Places in Low Net & Partners into $9. The Porter Low Gross runner-up spot earned $8 for Tony Giapapas while $7 went to Bruce Simon for his 2nd Low Net (tie) and 3rd Place Partners. Exactly Five Bucks apiece rewarded Bill Lewis and Val Mayer in the 2nd Place Partners pairing and Ron Troncatty reclaimed his original $4 wager as the uncontested Super Low Gross winner.